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Apply to Exhibit

The next edition of NeoCon take place June 12-14, 2023 at THE MART in Chicago. We are now accepting applications and invite you to apply to exhibit. Please allow 2 weeks for review process and notification of status update. This is a non-binding application to start the booth process for the exhibit hall on Floor 7.

Click here to apply to exhibit at NeoCon 2023

Why Exhibit

What our exhibitors are saying

“This was our first time exhibiting at NeoCon and we did not know what to expect. We had a great start as we received an Interior Design HiP award and Best of NeoCon award for our product UNDERSTAND and our introduction EDIT was a HIP honoree. We were really pleased with the traffic that came through during the show days—and we received such a positive response for the design, playfulness, and quality of our products. As a Swedish-based company, NeoCon was a great show for us as we look to grow and expand in the North American market."
- Malin Muskala, Mizetto

"The highlight of NeoCon 2022 was definitely the launch of our new Silen Space Hybrid range. It had been our vision for a long time to create universally accessible pods, so that everyone would feel welcome in the office. We were so delighted to see that people really care about the same topics in the US and that our vision was very well received. The launch of Hybrid range and the awards received confirmed that we are moving in the right direction and inspired us to go even further with our upcoming product developments by bringing silence to everyone.” - Endrus Arge, CEO & Founder of Silen Oü

“NeoCon was a great experience for us, it was our first time as an exhibitor and it was worth every minute! We had some great thought provoking conversations and made lots of new connections! We were so pleased to be a Gold winner of Best of NeoCon too – it made such a great start to the show.” – Representative from Frövi

What our attendees are saying

“This year NeoCon was all about getting people back to the office. It was about creating the best places possible to entice people. Business owners know there is no substitute for in-person collaboration when it comes to creative problem solving, and the companies that get their people back to the office sooner will do better...”
– Ken Wilson, FAIA, FIIDA, ASID, LEED Fellow, Design Principal, Perkins&Will

"From the pioneering exhibitors to the powerful programming headlined by design heavyweights, It was an amazing experience being surrounded by so much talent from around the world. NeoCon showcases that design is our passion. Thank you to the fantastic design community for bringing innovation to the forefront.”
- Chen Hui Spicer, Regional Design Leader, Nelson Worldwide

"It was great to see the industry's response to creating more agile and inclusive workplaces that support how people truly work in a hybrid world. We saw many built-in solutions for multiple configurations and functions, inclusive of noise reduction, addressing light sensitivity, and creating more social spaces."
- Jocelyn Ramos, Designer, STUDIOS Architecture

Thousands of new product launches attract highly qualified design professionals to THE MART.

The Forefront of Design
NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions from both leading companies and emerging talent that shape the built environment today and into the future, providing commercial design decision makers unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions for a spectrum of vertical markets including: Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Space, and Government.

Connecting the Community
NeoCon serves as the annual event that connects the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers and end-users.

Inspiration and Knowledge Sharing
The exhibition of NeoCon is complemented by first-class educational programming featuring an array of accredited seminars and special programs from an impressive roster of leading industry experts. In addition to daily Keynotes, NeoCon offers a number of CEU sessions, vetted by a select advisory panel, offering world-class expertise and insight about today’s most relevant topics as well as the future of commercial design.

Industry Support
NeoCon collaborates with the top design organizations and media outlets in the industry including, IIDA, ASID, AIA, BIFMA, DIFFA, USGBC, OFDA, Interior Design Magazine, Metropolis, i+s, Hospitality Design, Healthcare Design, Architectural Record, The Architect’s Newspaper, Design Milk, Archiproducts and more. Partners participate in and promote NeoCon initiatives leading up to the show, activate engaging installations and experiences at the show, and provide post-show coverage after the show to their audience and members.

Acceptance Criteria

Applications will be reviewed based on product type, booth design and the background information provided on your application.

Applications will be evaluated based on quality, authenticity, booth presentation, relevancy to the NeoCon audience and availability within each product category.

Status updates will be sent within two weeks of application submission with notification of accepted, waitlist or denied.

Waiting list: Applications with waitlist status will remain on the waiting list until booth space becomes available in your specific product category. Any supporting documentation of prior booths displays, concept drawings of future displays and photos of your product will be considered.

Product Categories

  • Furniture + Fabrics
  • Flooring
  • Interior Building Products
  • Finishes + Materials
  • Technology

Vertical Markets

  • Workplace
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Public Space
  • Government

Booth Package

The NeoCon Exhibit Hall is located on Floor 7 of THE MART

Booth Pricing

$70 per square foot

Booth Sizes
Exhibit space is sold per square foot in approximate 100 square-foot increments and can be combined for larger booth sizes.

What’s Included (per 100 sq. ft. / Approx. 10’ x 10’)

  • White hard walls based on booth configuration
  • Gray carpet tile
  • 120 volt, 150-watt duplex electrical outlet
  • 1’ x 4’ LED fixture
  • (4) LED track lights
  • 8” x 11” booth sign
  • Exhibitor listing on website and print directory
  • Profile page on the NeoCon Hub
  • Free exhibitor Wi-Fi (dedicated hard line available upon request)

Drayage/Material Handling
DRAYAGE is not included in the booth price. Drayage / Material handling involves receiving freight during move-in, delivering it to your booth, removing empty containers and returning them after the show for outbound shipping.

Union Regulations
Union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling, including install and dismantling of all systems furniture. You may set up your exhibit display if one person can accomplish the task in less than ½ hour, without the use of tools and the booth is 100 sq ft (10’ x10’) or smaller. Your personnel may work along with a union installer. The use of power tools, including battery operated tools, and ladders are strictly prohibited. Any such work must be completed by union labor.

Booth Payment Terms
50% Payment due within 10 days of contract submission prior to January 13, 2023. Thereafter, payment due in full within 10 days of contract submission.

Marketing Support
NeoCon targets the most highly qualified A&D professionals through an extensive multimedia marketing campaign.

  • Print and digital ads run in top trade and business publications and media platforms
  • A series of 20 promotional e-blasts are sent to close to 200,000 targeted prospects from NeoCon’s substantial database
  • A robust show website communicates all show components and industry content throughout the year
  • The NeoCon Hub, NeoCon’s online platform, provides access to exhibitor pages, floor plans, streaming programming and networking with the NeoCon community, before, during and after the show
  • Media efforts, managed by Novita PR, are directed to more than 1,000 trade and consumer publications and media outlets
  • Extensive social media campaign includes Exhibitor Spotlights, Takeovers, NeoConTV and more. 80,000+ followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Show Planning
August 2022: Booth Application opens
September 2022: Sponsorship deck available
November 2022: Call for Presentations Application opens
January 2023: Call for Presentations Application closes
February 2023: NeoCon 2023 website goes live
February 2023: On-line booth ordering opens. Information for booth set-up and show planning available.

    Booth Set-up Schedule
    Wednesday, June 7 – Saturday, June 10: Booth set up begins.
    Saturday, June 10: All crates / pallets must be tagged for removal by 4 PM. No freight removal nor labor services available on Sunday, June 11.
    Sunday, June 11: Show ready by 12 noon. 12-4pm Exhibitor sales meetings and press preview.

      General Information

      THE MART
      Chicago, Illinois

      Show Dates and Hours
      Monday, June 12 | 9am-5pm
      Tuesday, June 13 | 9am – 5pm
      Wednesday, June 14 | 9am – 3pm

      Event Summary
      NeoCon has served as the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry since 1969. A launch pad for innovation—NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

      Exhibit Hall + Permanent Showroom Floors

      • Floor 7: NeoCon Exhibit Hall
      • Floors 3, 10 & 11: NeoCon Showrooms
      • Floors 6 & 14: Design Center @ NeoCon
      • Floor 1: LuxeHome @ NeoCon

      Show Facts

      • 54th edition of NeoCon
      • Nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space
      • Attracting over 40,000 qualified attendees
      • Featuring more than 400 leading manufacturers
      • Show promotion to our database of over 200,000 targeted prospects

      Contact Us

      Julie Kohl

      Vice President, NeoCon Exhibitor Sales

      Madeleine Tullier

      Director, NeoCon Exhibitor Sales

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